NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for December 20, 2018

December 20, 2018


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Part-Time Help Needed NCNGA 

The NC National Guard Association is actively seeking a temporary part time office employee. This position is for 10-15 hours a week beginning mid-January. This temporary position will tentatively end March of 2019. The pay is set at $10/hr. Hours and days of work will be set upon hiring.

If interested, please email your resume to by January 4, 2019.

58th Annual NCNGA Convention and NCNG Combined Ball Registration NOW OPEN! NCNGA 

Our North Carolina National Guard Association and Convention Committee are proud to announce that this year’s 58th Annual Convention will be hosted at the Hilton Raleigh North Hills in Raleigh, NC between March 16-17. This year we are collaborating with the NCNG and hosting the Combined Event/Ball. We encourage you to book early to reserve your room. Again, this year we will host our Membership Session on a Saturday and Sunday timeframe to minimize conflicts with those on a typical Monday-Friday work schedule and maximize attendance. We are currently wrapping up items like our agenda, entertainment and Convention theme. Once we have these locked in, we will post it on our Facebook page, Weekly Guardsman online newsletter, and on our website. You can sign-up for these resources on our homepage. We appreciate your support and encourage you to take full advantage of our Early Bird prices.

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Chatham County welcomes National Guard detachment home for holidays ABC11 

The North Carolina National Guard Finance Company is back home, just in time for the holidays.

A welcoming ceremony took place Sunday morning at the Siler City Readiness Center.

Some service members said they have a lot to look forward to now that they’re back from deployment.

“What I’m looking forward to the most is getting back to work, getting back to the swing of things, and also spending some quality time with my family members as I missed out on so many significant events such as weddings, while I was away in Qatar,” said Capt. Asher Eddie, Commander of the 112th Financial Management Support Detachment.

The 112th Financial Management Support Detachment provided financial support for U.S. military forces, U.S. government contractors, local nationals and joint coalition forces.

This is the fourth overseas deployment for the detachment.

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The National Guard just turned 382 — check out these impressive photos of the Guard battling fires, hurricanes, and more Business Insider 

The National Guard, a unique part of the American military, traces its origins to the birth of the first organized colonial militia regiments on December 13, 1636.

The Guard, which includes some of the oldest units in the US military, is a reserve component that can be called up on a moment’s notice to respond to domestic emergencies or participate in overseas combat missions.

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North Carolina soldier has surprise homecoming with son during parade Fayetteville Observer 

Shelby — The Shelby parade paused for a moment Sunday to witness a heartwarming moment when a returning soldier surprised his son with an early homecoming.

Landon Tesseneer was watching the parade with his mom, Sarah Tesseneer, when suddenly a Sheriff’s Office patrol car stopped in the middle of the road. The door opened and a man in Army fatigues got out and walked toward the waiting family.

The 4-year-old boy sat for a moment and stared, as if in disbelief, before getting up and running to greet SPC Brandon Tesseneer where he waited crouched down, ready to hold his son for the first time since February.

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Winter Storm Diego Finds NCNG Soldiers Ready to Respond DVIDS 

WILKESBORO, N.C. – North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper activated 175 National Guard Soldiers for State Active Duty in preparation for Winter Storm Diego Dec 7, 2018.

Guard Soldiers rose to the call working under the direction of Emergency Management branches in the western and central parts of N.C. after Cooper declared all 100 N.C counties under a state of emergency.

Numerous hundreds of responders and about 3,000 N.C. Department of Transportation staff responded to the storm. Altogether, 2,400 trucks with snow plows applied more than 135,000 tons of salt to all major highways prior to the storm blanketing North Carolina.

“North Carolina is gearing up for a major winter storm and we’re taking all steps necessary to have the resources we need in place to respond,”
Governor Cooper said during a press conference in the days leading up to the storm.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning anticipating significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice with up to two feet of snow in western N.C. and over 10 inches of snow and freezing rain in central portions of the state.

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Get 20% off a Treetop Adventure GoApe, courtesy of the NCNG! NCNG 

TREETOP ADVENTURE – Way more than just zip lines, Go Ape Treetop Adventure is a 2-3 hour exhilarating journey through the forest canopy. Experience unique suspended obstacles, Tarzan swings and breathtaking zip lines that will keep you flying through the trees – all with an incredible view. Supervision and other restrictions apply.

TREETOP JUNIOR (SELECT LOCATIONS) – Perfect for new adventurers of all ages, Go Ape Treetop Junior offers a 1-hour exhilarating outdoor adventure experience. Tackle elevated multi-action obstacles in the trees and close it out with an epic zip line. Supervision and other restrictions apply. Check out our website for locations with Treetop Juniors. LEARN MORE AT GOAPE.COM

Visit GOAPE.COM for the most up-to-date information on locations, pricing, height, weight, age and supervision requirements.

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3rd NCNG Educational Foundation Cruise for Charity NCNGEF 

The North Carolina National Guard Education Foundation is holding it’s 3rd Cruise for Charity! Royal Carribean will set sail on their Adventure Of the Seas cruise on January 19, from Ft. Lauderdale. Cabins start at $709, with a $250/person deposit. Some of the proceeds from each cabin will go to the NCNG Education Foundation.

Click below to register, or email for questions.

Prices are per person, double occupancy, based on availability and subject to change without notice.

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December 20th — Today in Guard History National Guard 

1777 Valley Forge, Pennsylvania – Failing to prevent the British occupation the American capital of Philadelphia in October, General George Washington selects this area for his army’s winter quarters. Often in more than six inches of snow and with winds blowing through their threadbare clothes the troops construct nearly 1,000 log huts for shelter. Many times during this winter food is scarce to non-existent. The army arrived with about 12,000 but lost 2,000 to death from disease and cold. Early in the winter it appeared the army would just melt away but slowly supplies of food and clothing improved. Morale was boosted when word arrived of the alliance between America and France. It was further improved with the new emphasis on better individual and unit training plus strict discipline brought to the army by General Baron Friedrich von Steuben. Most of the men, even in the Continental regiments, came from militia backgrounds with little formal military training or experience. By the time the army marched out to engage the British in June 1778, it was capable of fighting the enemy on an even basis and gave a good account of itself at the Battle of Monmouth.

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